30 Best Slate Podcasts
Here are 30 Best Slate Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. What Next | Daily News and Analysis
The problem with the news right now? It is everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we are all just mindlessly scrolling. It is why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we are here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.
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Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅5 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 31 min Get Email Contact
2. The Gist
A daily evening show about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅9 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 35 min ⋅ Jun 2017 Get Email Contact
3. Political Gabfest
Brooklyn, New York, US
The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks. Listen for the debates, stay for the cocktail chatter.
Also in Political Blogs, Political Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 34K⋅ 46.4K ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 55 min Get Email Contact
4. How To!
What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week on How-To!, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg ('The Power of Habit') takes on listeners' toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you have always wanted to ask, but could not. Until now.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 40 min ⋅ Jun 2019 Get Email Contact
5. Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick | Law, justice, and the courts
A show about the law and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America.
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Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 51 min Get Email Contact
6. Culture Gabfest
New York Times critic Dwight Garner says, 'The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.' The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.
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Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅8 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 39 min ⋅ Mar 2014 Get Email Contact
7. Hang Up and Listen
A weekly sports discussion from Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate sports editor Josh Levin, writer Stefan Fatsis (author of A Few Seconds of Panic), Slate writer and Slow Burn host Joel Anderson, and a selection of interesting guests from around the sports world.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 78 min ⋅ Apr 2014 Get Email Contact
8. Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia
Chris Molanphy, a pop-chart analyst and author of Slate's 'Why Is This Song No. 1?' series, tells tales from a half-century of chart history. Through storytelling, trivia, and song snippets, Chris dissects how that song you love or hate dominated the airwaves, made its way to the top of the charts and shaped your memories forever.
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Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 58 min ⋅ Apr 2017 Get Email Contact
9. Slate's Spoiler Specials
On Slate's Spoiler Specials, Slate critics, such as Dana Stevens and Willa Paskin, discuss new movies and TV shows in spoiler-filled detail. We dissect twist endings, plot holes, and other secrets you won't read in reviews.
Play⋅ 1.4M ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 41 min ⋅ Jun 2006 Get Email Contact
10. Slate Money
A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon.
Also in Economics Podcasts, Money Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 53 min ⋅ May 2014 Get Email Contact
11. Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism
Navigating the marketplace is the original choose-your-own adventure. Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism takes a company in the news and looks at its history to figure out why it finds itself in its present circumstances. Host Seth Stevenson brings you stories you may not have heard about the brands that shape how you live and work. And whether they have succeeded or failed, these companies have been on more of an adventure than you may have imagined.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅3 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 40 min ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
Hosts Rumaan Alam, Isaac Butler, and June Thomas interview creative people about how they write, compose, paint, and more.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 43 min ⋅ Oct 2014 Get Email Contact
13. Dear Prudence
Whether it's a challenge with a lover, a fight with a difficult roommate or boss, or you just like to hear about the challenges other people face, Dear Prudence is the podcast for you. Every week, Prudie and special guests answer questions about relationships, sex, work, family, and life.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 53 min ⋅ Jun 2016 Get Email Contact
A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.
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Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅3 episodes / day ⋅ Avg Length 36 min ⋅ Mar 2016 Get Email Contact
15. Spectacular Vernacular
A podcast that explores language and plays with it. Linguist Nicole Holliday and Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer discuss the ways language is changing, talk to scholars and writers, and set and solve word puzzles.
Also in Linguistics Podcasts, Etymology Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M⋅ 48.6K ⋅8 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 35 min ⋅ Feb 2012 Get Email Contact
16. Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show
Jamilah Lemieux, Dan Kois, and Elizabeth Newcamp share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddlers to teens.
Also in Parenting Blogs, Parenting Podcasts, Parenting Teenagers Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M⋅ 45.9K ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 32 min ⋅ Dec 2013 Get Email Contact
17. Outward: Slate's LGBTQ podcast
New York City, New York, US
Outward, Slate's queer podcast is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience's understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.
Play⋅ 2.1K⋅ 5.8K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 73 min ⋅ Aug 2018 Get Email Contact
18. Decoder Ring
Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.
Also in Pop Culture Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 36 min ⋅ Apr 2018 Get Email Contact
19. The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism
The Waves is a weekly conversation about news and culture examined through the lens of gender and feminism. Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci, Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University, Thirst Aid Kit's Nichole Perkins, and Slate Podcasts' June Thomas conduct frank discussions about the ways gender shapes everything. Our name reflects generations of women from the various waves of feminism, the sound waves that carry us to your ears, and the waves we intend to make.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅4 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 36 min ⋅ May 2012 Get Email Contact
Join Madison Malone Kircher and Rachelle Hampton twice a week as they gaze deep into the online abyss and tell you what's gazing back.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 43 min Get Email Contact
21. A Word … with Jason Johnson
A veteran political commentator, Johnson will bring his incisive wit to thoughtful discussions with leaders, journalists, and other change-makers who will tell the truth about America's challenges around race and offer ideas on the way forward.
Play⋅ 12.6K⋅ 280.5K ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 28 min Get Email Contact
22. Slate Technology
Technology coverage from across the Slate Podcast network
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅3 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 39 min Get Email Contact
23. Thirst Aid Kit
Join Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins as they dig deep into the various ways women express their thirst, asking: why do we desire who we desire? At a time when men are Not Doing Great, Bim and Nichole want to keep asking questions about Hollywood inclusion and opportunity, through illuminating and hilarious conversations with special guests, original fanfic designed to make you sit up, and of course. Bring a straw and come thirst with us.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅ Oct 2017 Get Email Contact
24. The Authority: Exploring the Worlds of His Dark Materials
Go deeper inside the world of HBO's adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. Join Slate's scholars of experimental theology, Laura Miller and Dan Kois, as they discuss Dust, daemons, the Magisterium, and more and, of course, break down the events of each episode.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅ Sep 2019 Get Email Contact
25. Hi-Phi Nation
Poughkeepsie, New York, US
Hi-Phi Nation is philosophy in story-form, integrating narrative journalism with big ideas. We look at stories from everyday life, law, science, popular culture, and strange corners of human experiences that raise thought-provoking questions about things like justice, knowledge, the self, morality, and existence. We then seek answers with the help of academics and philosophers. The show is produced and hosted by Barry Lam of Vassar College.
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Play⋅ 2.4K⋅ 5.2K ⋅ Dec 2016 Get Email Contact
26. How to Do It | Sex Advice with Stoya and Rich
For three years, Stoya and Rich Juzwiak have been advising Slate readers on all things sex mismatched libidos, secret desires, (bad) sexting, surprising fetishes, and assorted other wild things. Now they're joining forces to answer their most jaw-dropping questions yet, sometimes with the help of special guests.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅24 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 24 min Get Email Contact
27. One Year
The people and struggles that changed America one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten or one you've never heard of before. What were the moments that transformed politics, culture, science, religion, and more? And how does the nation's past shape our present?
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M ⋅4 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 43 min Get Email Contact
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Peach Fish Productions||slate.com||178|